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Mobility scooters

Mobility scooters: help with choosing, buying and using

Are you thinking about choosing, financing, buying or using a mobility scooter?
We have a wide range of information about mobility scooters, including what to look for when buying one, a specialised online search, and guidelines for taking your scooter on public transport.

Choosing a mobility scooter

Eight things you'll need to think about when looking for a scooter:


Handy checklist to print or use on your phone or tablet

Useful contacts

For advice, information and mobility centres

Mobility scooter search

Find the best mobility scooter for you or choose a factsheet by manufacturer or model.

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How easy are car boot hoists for mobility scooter owners to use? Our test results can help you choose a hoist for your car boot.

Our research reports

The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers carries out commissioned research into aspects of mobility scooter use by older and disabled people. Two of the reports aim to guide future policy on transport accessibility and safety.

Read or download our research reports

Personal experiences to read:

Mobility scooter users share their own experiences:

The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is a UK consumer research charity. We don't sell products. Search online by product name to find suppliers.
Our unbiased research with real scooter users aims to help you choose the mobility scooter that will work best for you.

Last updated: May 2018

See also: Scooters and powered wheelchairs | Mobility scooters - pros and cons | Mobility: an overview of all our information